NBA East Conference Betting Lines

While the NBA eastern conference ruled the first few decades of the league’s history, the west has risen to become the dominant force in the sport since Jordan’s second three-peat with the Bulls. The Spurs, Lakers, Mavericks, Warriors and Thunder have kept the east in check since Kobe and Duncan established themselves as all time greats. Recently, NBA east conference betting lines have started to reflect a new generation of rising stars thirsty to make the east coast the premiere basketball power in North America.

NBA East Conference Betting Lines Today

Keep tabs on upcoming games and moneylines in the NBA east conference by taking a peek at todays matchups and odds. This list gives you a good idea of what you may expect from the east when making a wager on the east.

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Thursday 22 February
Brooklyn Nets 19:00 Charlotte Hornets
New York Knicks 19:00 Orlando Magic
Washington Wizards 20:00 Cleveland Cavaliers
Philadelphia 76ers 20:00 Chicago Bulls
Thunder 22:00 Sacramento Kings
L.A. Clippers 22:30 Warriors
Friday 23 February
Atlanta Hawks 19:00 Indiana Pacers
Boston Celtics 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Charlotte Hornets 19:00 Washington Wizards
Milwaukee Bucks 19:30 Toronto Raptors
Wolves 20:00 Houston Rockets
Cleveland Cavaliers 20:00 Memphis Grizzlies
Miami Heat 20:00 Pelicans
San Antonio Spurs 21:00 Denver Nuggets
Blazers 21:00 Utah Jazz
L.A. Clippers 21:00 Phoenix Suns
Dallas Mavericks 22:30 L.A. Lakers
Saturday 24 February
Orlando Magic 17:00 Philadelphia 76ers
Memphis Grizzlies 19:30 Miami Heat
Boston Celtics 19:30 New York Knicks
Thunder 20:30 Warriors
Chicago Bulls 21:00 Wolves
Blazers 21:00 Phoenix Suns
Dallas Mavericks 21:00 Utah Jazz
L.A. Lakers 22:00 Sacramento Kings
Sunday 25 February
Detroit Pistons 13:00 Charlotte Hornets
Pelicans 15:00 Milwaukee Bucks
San Antonio Spurs 15:30 Cleveland Cavaliers
Philadelphia 76ers 20:00 Washington Wizards
Houston Rockets 20:00 Denver Nuggets

NBA Eastern Conference Standings

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# team P W L + - %
EC - Atlantic Division
1 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 57 41 16 6376 5892 0.719
2 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 59 40 19 6085 5878 0.678
3 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 55 30 25 5912 5803 0.545
4 New York Knicks New York Knicks 59 23 36 6116 6260 0.390
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 59 19 40 6217 6468 0.322
EC - Central Division
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 56 34 22 6170 6159 0.607
2 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 58 33 25 6193 6117 0.569
3 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 57 32 25 5962 5964 0.561
4 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 57 28 29 5893 5899 0.491
5 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 57 20 37 5890 6226 0.351
EC - Southeast Division
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 57 33 24 6123 6015 0.579
2 Miami Heat Miami Heat 58 30 28 5830 5882 0.517
3 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 57 24 33 6043 6078 0.421
4 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 57 18 39 6016 6256 0.316
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 59 18 41 6116 6360 0.305
WC - Northwest Division
1 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 61 36 25 6694 6515 0.590
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 59 33 26 6289 6088 0.559
3 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 58 32 26 6256 6196 0.552
4 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 58 32 26 6090 6029 0.552
5 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 58 30 28 6002 5897 0.517
WC - Pacific Division
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 58 44 14 6719 6249 0.759
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 56 30 26 6046 5995 0.536
3 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 57 23 34 6114 6282 0.404
4 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 57 18 39 5626 6084 0.316
5 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 59 18 41 6129 6657 0.305
WC - Southwest Division
1 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 57 44 13 6504 6007 0.772
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 59 35 24 5993 5811 0.593
3 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 57 31 26 6345 6336 0.544
4 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 56 18 38 5554 5762 0.321
5 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 58 18 40 5920 6058 0.310

After the year 2000, the western conference has dominated the eastern conference during regular season play, winning more than 60% of their matches against the east. Since the turn of the century, the sole season that the east trumped the west was during the 2009 campaign, squeaking out a 51.3% winning rate. 

For the most part, the eastern conference has been dominated by whatever team LeBron James aligns himself with, making the finals an incredible four straight years with the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Compare this with the west, who have had the Spurs, Warriors, Lakers, Mavericks and the Thunder visit the finals in recent years.

The cyclical nature of which conference dominates the NBA is poised to shift at least slightly towards the east, giving wagering enthusiasts a chance to exploit potential upsets as the odds adjust the match the new reality of the association. As the rest of the league catches up with the legacy of small ball launched by Steve Nash’s Phoenix Suns and perfected by Steph Curry’s Golden State Warriors, it appears that the east is ready to step up. 

For the most part, players tend to bet on single regular season games when wagering on NBA games involving teams from the eastern conference. The moneylines that are listed provide players with the odds of a single game, reflecting all the variables that may affect the outcome of a game, such as injuries, home court advantage, slumps and streaks. Sometimes, certain teams simply have another team’s number, even if there’s a large disparity in the standings. Often, these situations provide the best chance for a big win.

The underdogs in a particular game will be listed with a positive moneyline, such as +275, which represents the fact that you will win $275 for betting $100 on an underdog that wins. For favorites, you’ll see a negative moneyline. In this case, for a moneyline such as -175, you’ll need to bet $175 to win $100 on a wager for the favored team. One great aspect of moneylines is the fact that you know the risk and reward for your bet up front.

Less popular bets include prop wagers that predict a specific aspect of a match. For example, you can bet on how many three pointers will be made by a team or the number of points that a player will score.